Press Sample / Affiliate Links
As a blogger, I often get pitched products to review that aren’t nail polish- I turn the majority of them down because I personally am not a huge fan of blogs that review random things constantly. But once in awhile a pitch will catch my eye and I will accept. I was recently contacted by The Bouqs Co. and decided to accept for a few reasons- #1 Who doesn’t like getting flowers? #2 I had a truly horrific experience last year with 1-800-flowers and this seemed like a great chance to check out a new website for my future needs and #3 When reading a little bit about their company, I was pretty impressed.
|The box they come in!|
The Bouqs Co. is a web-order flower website. They believe that ordering flowers online tends to suck- bad customer service, tricks (we know that 39.99 is basically $40, come on!), half-truths, 12 step checkouts, shady advertising, etc. They strive to make purchasing flowers online a much less stressful experience. They also source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers which I think is REALLY cool! In addition to regular flower ordering, they also offer 3 neat subscription packages.
|Nice note inside the box!|
I found the ordering process really easy- the website is well designed and stylish, it’s easy to view the different available arrangements and see exactly what you’re getting when you order. I selected the Fortified bouq and checked out within about a minute. Note- they advertise that shipping is always free but I found that you *have* to create an account to get it, if you check out as a guest you don’t. Which isn’t a huge deal, you can create one from your facebook profile or manually entering just a few details, just something I felt needed to be mentioned.
|Instructions on the side of the box!|
I received a tracking number quickly and the bouq arrived as promised on the expected delivery date. It was well-packaged and there were instructions on the side of the box for how to get the most out of your bouq (flower food, how to cut the stems, other tips, etc). The flowers were super pretty (make sure to remove the guard petals once they open a bit) and this was a really nice treat for me.
|How the flowers are protected in shipment!|
|Immediately out of the box without the guard petals removed (takes about 24 hours for them to open up fully)|
Overall, this was a great experience for me. If you do find yourself in need of ordering flowers in the future, I’d highly suggest that you give The Bouqs a try (and to be transparent, if you do, I do receive a small commission. But even without that, this was a great experience for me and I definitely recommend the website- y’all know that I do not recommend anything that I wouldn’t pay for myself)! If you do decide to order one, feel free to contact me with your email address and I can get you a $10 off referral email!
|After 24 hours!|
The quality was great, they were delivered as expected, the price is very fair and I have definitely hinted at Jed that in the future, I’d like more from here. 😉 (He’s so funny, he kept looking at this Bouq and saying, “Ohh, those flowers I got you are so pretty!” LOL! He tries to take credit for nail mail buddy packages all the time, too, haha.)
I keep looking over at them and thinking how pretty they were and what a good deal they sell these for- usually with other flowers I’m pretty disappointed in the quality/cost after a few days but these have been holding strong.
What do you think? Have you had bad experiences with other flower companies before? Talk to me in the comments!